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Vanderbilt University

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Nashville, TN

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Overview

Vanderbilt University / Department of Mechanical Engineering is located in Nashville, TN, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Engineering (M Eng)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 6
Doctoral Degrees 8

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

279
Applied
16
Accepted
10
Enrolled
6%

Applying

0
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th Not reported No
Spring deadline November 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TWE: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 4

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

59
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
100%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.69%
Black or African American 1.69%
White or Caucasian 54%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 3.39%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 6.78%

Gender

Male (86%)
Female (13%)

Faculty

16
Total faculty
Full-time - 16
Part-time - 0
Male (15)
Female (1)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Active noise and vibration control, robotics, mesoscale and microscale energy conversions, laser diagnostics, combustion
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
3,085,000

Location & Contact

Address Nashville, TN  37240-1001
United States
Contact Dr. Robert W. Pitz
Chair
Email: robert.w.pitz@vanderbilt.edu
Phone: 615-322-2413
Fax: 615-343-6687